The two ex-Premier League bosses Fulham interviewed before appointing Claudio Ranieri

The two ex-Premier League bosses Fulham interviewed before appointing Claudio Ranieri

Cottagers chairman Shahid Khan spoke with candidates in the week before axing Slavisa Jokanovic, the club revealed in their statement confirming Ranieri’s appointment. Flores, who replaced Jokanovic at Watford three years ago, was considered after finishing 13th in the Premier League during…

Champions League permutations: Is the group stage decided on goal difference or head-to-head record when clubs are level on points?

Champions League permutations: Is the group stage decided on goal difference or head-to-head record when clubs are level on points?

The group stages finish on December 12, with the last games including Monaco vs Dortmund and Barcelona vs Tottenham. How are teams that finish level on points sorted in the Champions League? Teams that finish level on points in the Champions League…

Premier League predictions: Lawro v Richard Ashcroft

Premier League predictions: Lawro v Richard Ashcroft

Along with Liverpool and Chelsea, Premier League leaders Manchester City are unbeaten this season, but will Pep Guardiola’s side keep that record intact after Monday’s trip to Wembley to face Tottenham? “Tottenham have struggled in Europe but they have been on a…

Premier League is a million miles away from the Plymouth corner of England but Pilgrimage there is good for the soul

Premier League is a million miles away from the Plymouth corner of England but Pilgrimage there is good for the soul

This is Plymouth Argyle’s world, 240 miles away from Jose Mourinho and Marco Ianni mouthing off at each other when Ross Barkley scored Chelsea’s equaliser at Stamford Bridge. Argyle’s boardroom, borrowed from the nearby sports centre while the main grandstand is redeveloped,…

Champions League round-up: Young Boys do Man Utd and Juventus a favour by drawing with Valencia while Bayern Munich beat AK Athens

Champions League round-up: Young Boys do Man Utd and Juventus a favour by drawing with Valencia while Bayern Munich beat AK Athens

Read how the German champs won in Greece while Switzerland's Young Boys held Valencia. AEK ATHENS 0 BAYERN MUNICH 2 JAVI MARTINEZ and Robert Lewandowski banished Bayern's blues. Alarmed by a 1-1 draw with Ajax, the German champs recovered with this smooth…

Champions League Group F LIVE: Table, fixtures, and results from Man City's group

Champions League Group F LIVE: Table, fixtures, and results from Man City's group

But after an impressive Premier League season last year, Pep Guardiola's men will look to finally get some European silverware. Champions League Group F live table Champions League Group F fixtures and results Wednesday, September 19 (5.55pm): Shakhtar Donetsk 2-2 Hoffenheim Wednesday, September…

NBA development league offers contracts to deter NBL sojourn

NBA development league offers contracts to deter NBL sojourn

The NBA has unveiled a new career path for elite, young basketball stars that could persuade them not to play in Australia's NBL, Europe or with a US college team. The NBA G League, the organisation's second-tier league, will offer $US125,000 ($174,850)…

Premier League managers are using iPads to avoid touchline bans as they review referee's decisions in real time

Premier League managers are using iPads to avoid touchline bans as they review referee's decisions in real time

A tweak in FA regulations last summer let managers and their staff use handheld devices in the dugout to monitor the referee’s performance. The move coincided with a disciplinary clampdown that saw ‘Stage One Warnings’ introduced for bosses behaving badly. Cardiff chief…

Premier League highlights: Riyad Mahrez misses shock penalty as Man City draw with Liverpool, while Chelsea and Arsenal secure impressive wins

Premier League highlights: Riyad Mahrez misses shock penalty as Man City draw with Liverpool, while Chelsea and Arsenal secure impressive wins

Riyad Mahrez blew the chance to earn Manchester City all three points at Liverpool after blazing an awful penalty way over the bar. That draw came after Aaron Ramsey had scored a stunning goal for Arsenal and Chelsea won again at Southampton….

Champions League results: Bayern Munich held by Ajax, Roma run riot against Plzen and Benfica break AEK Athens' hearts with late strike

Champions League results: Bayern Munich held by Ajax, Roma run riot against Plzen and Benfica break AEK Athens' hearts with late strike

The German giants came into the game on the back of a draw against Augsburg and 2-0 humbling at Hertha Berlin on Friday. Mats Hummels got Bayern off to a brilliant start with his fifth-minute header. Arjen Robben was given time and…

Ivy League tackles mispronounced names to reduce ‘harm’ and ‘anxiety’ to students

Ivy League tackles mispronounced names to reduce ‘harm’ and ‘anxiety’ to students

Columbia University has a new pilot program to help professors pronounce student names correctly.  (Reuters) In an effort to reduce microaggressions in the classroom, students at Columbia University can now upload a recording of their name so their professor doesn’t mispronounce it….

Premier League highlights: Yarmolenko with miss of the season contender as Lacazette and Aubameyang strike

Premier League highlights: Yarmolenko with miss of the season contender as Lacazette and Aubameyang strike

Arsenal made it four successive wins thanks to a stunner from Alexandre Lacazette and a controversial Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal. But it finished 0-0 at the London Stadium as Chelsea dropped points for the first time this season but it could have been…

Premier League highlights: Wolves hold Manchester United while Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City all win

Premier League highlights: Wolves hold Manchester United while Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City all win

Wolves pegged back Manchester United to earn a valuable point at Old Trafford thanks to Joao Moutinho's stunning strike. But there were no such problems for Liverpool as they made it six wins out of six with victory over Southampton. There were…

State League semi final wrap up

State League semi final wrap up

Arawang are through to their third grand final in four years. Arawang are headed to their fifth state league grand final in six seasons after defeating Canberra 53-47 on Friday night. Despite their success, Arawang haven't lifted the Netball ACT trophy since 2014…

First Denver, now New York gearing up for rugby league

First Denver, now New York gearing up for rugby league

International rugby league could be returning to the US this year as the NRL considers taking an Australia-Tonga Test to New York. As revealed by Fairfax Media in April, the governing body has a proposal to stage the match at Red Bull…

EDL founder Tommy Robinson to appeal 13-month jailing

EDL founder Tommy Robinson to appeal 13-month jailing

Ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson will appeal against his 13-month jail sentence for contempt of court Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, violated reporting restrictions The EDL founder’s video concerning a trial was watched 250,000 within hours  When jailing, the judge told…

US odyssey highlights what makes league great . . . and grate

US odyssey highlights what makes league great . . . and grate

Peter Beattie, in his first address as chairman of the Australian Rugby League, said the game must expand or die. It’s a sentiment that doesn’t apply to the Denver Test, an event that went ahead despite the NRL’s attempts to torpedo it….

Toronto captain welcomes Smith for Canada T20 league

Toronto captain welcomes Smith for Canada T20 league

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy is thrilled to have Steve Smith on his team for the inaugural Global T20 Canada league even though the disgraced Australian is banned from playing for his own country following a ball-tampering scandal. Smith's career was…

15 Things About Justice League That Make No Sense

15 Things About Justice League That Make No Sense

Having seen what Marvel Studios and Disney had done with their shared Marvel Cinematic Universe, the powers that be at Warner Brothers decided that now was the perfect time to bring together some of DC Comics’ finest heroes to create their own…